The dolichos grows, covering the thorn trees ; / The convolvulus spreads all over the waste. / The man of my [...] Cf. Shijing 124
The Master said, "When a man at forty is the object of dislike, he will always continue what he is." [...] Cf. Lunyu 473
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
Her tears are spent, but no dreams come. / She can hear the others singing through the night. / She has lost [...] Cf. Tangshi 282
We can form a single united body, while the enemy must split up into fractions. Hence there will be a whole pitted [...] Cf. Sunzi 80
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